This is the last photo I took of my mother. It was at her 76th birthday party in my back yard. Here she is with all her grandchildren. Eleven months later she was gone, succumbing to Alzheimer's and pneumonia. We all miss her terribly.
We all learn things from our mothers, sometimes things they don't intend to teach us, and some that they do. Some of what I learned is listed below.
~ yyur, yyub, icuryy 4 me!
(Too wise you are, too wise you be, I
see you are too wise for me!). She
wrote that in my autograph book when
I was about 9. I don't have the book
but never forgot the clever way it was
~Getting up early won't hurt you.
~it's possible to stack the washed dishes
from dinner for a family of 6 like
pieces of a Jenga game.
~fresh baked cookies are always
~Laughter daily is important.
~If you do your errands and housework
early in the day you can have time for
~Sometimes moms cry.
~Letting your kids be independent is
~Freshly brewed iced tea is best.
~Home made lemonade from scratch is
worth the effort.
~Walking through the woods and
stopping to have a cheese sandwich
at "diamond rock" is a great way to
spend a summer afternoon.
~It's ok to express your opinion.
~The simple things are what make life
What kinds of things did you learn from your mother?